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Navy launches Industry Engagement Strategy

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In line with the Morrison Government’s priorities, Defence has reinforced its commitment to work more closely with industry in the new Navy Industry Engagement Strategy. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP launched the Strategy with the Chief of the Royal Australian Navy, Vice Admiral Michael Noonan AO, at the Pacific...

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RAAF welcomes latest P-8A Poseidon aircraft

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Australia’s newest maritime surveillance aircraft, the P-8A Poseidon, has been welcomed into the Royal Australian Air Force (RAAF) at a ceremony in Seattle, USA. Minister for Defence, Senator the Hon Linda Reynolds CSC said it marked another milestone in this important project to enhance Australia’s maritime security.   ...

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Delivering the next generation of capability for the Australian Army

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The first of the fleet of new Combat Reconnaissance Vehicles (CRV) for the Australian Defence Force has been unveiled at a ceremony at Enoggera Barracks in Brisbane. The 211 new Boxer 8x8 CRVs will be delivered by Rheinmetall Defence Australia under the $5 billion LAND 400 Phase 2 Mounted Combat Reconnaissance Capability program. Minister for...

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Third and final Air Warfare Destroyer enters sea trials

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The Australian Defence Force’s third Air Warfare Destroyer (AWD), Sydney, has commenced its first phase of sea trials which will test the ship’s hull, propulsion and navigation systems. The initial trial phase will be followed by a more advanced phase of sea trials in October to test the ship’s combat and communications systems...

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LAND 400 Phase 3 downselect announced

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The government’s multi-billion dollar investment to replace Army’s current fleet of mobility and reconnaissance vehicles is taking another significant step forward, with Hanwha Defense Australia and Rheinmetall Defence Australia invited to participate in the next stage of evaluation. The LAND 400 Phase 3 Program will r...

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RAN welcomes NUSHIP Stalwart

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The Royal Australian Navy is another step closer to welcoming its new fleet of support tankers into service, following the successful launch of NUSHIP Stalwart at today’s ceremony in Ferrol, Spain. The delivery into service of the Supply class replenishment vessels from next year will provide Navy with vital afloat logistics support to ena...

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$28 million innovation boost to Australia's defence SMEs

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The Federal Government has awarded 15 contracts valued at more than $28 million to Australian small businesses who are developing cutting-edge technologies aimed at providing the Australian Defence Force with a capability edge. Minister for Defence Industry, the Hon Melissa Price MP, said the Defence Innovation Hub was investing ...

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Special forces gain $3b equipment boost under Project GREYFIN

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Australia's elite special forces will gain new cutting-edge body armour, weapons, and parachuting and climbing systems as part of a $3 billion investment from the federal government. Prime Minister Scott Morrison will announce on Monday the approval the first stage of Project GREYFIN, which will provide the first $500 million of the multib...

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Defence and industry sign agreement on engagement principles

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Ai Group and the Department of Defence have signed an agreement on industry engagement and negotiation principles. Ai Group Chief Executive Innes Willox and Capability Acquisition and Sustainment Group Deputy Secretary Tony Fraser signed the Engagement and Negotiation Principles in Canberra today on behalf of defence industry and Def...

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Naval Group proposes CANTO build in Australia

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Naval Group has submitted a proposal to the Australian government to partner with local industry to produce its CANTO anti-torpedo decoys for the Royal Australian Navy (RAN), the company has announced. Naval Group said that its proposal contains a commitment to transfer skills and knowledge to Australia to support local manufacturing of the syst...

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